54 Places of Interest in the Cape Winelands

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Wine Estates

Franschhoek Wine Estates

Franschhoek has been one of South Africa’s chief wine-making regions for centuries, and this history permeates every element of the town. Historical architecture adds to the experience of sampling some of the world’s finest wines for a truly memorable ...

Wine Routes

Franschhoek Wine Route

The Valley of the Huguenots, as Franschhoek is also known, became home to a community of French Huguenots who fled their country from religious persecution. The Huguenots soon recognised that this valley had very similar weather to the wine growing ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Gouda Wind Farm

The Gouda wind farm, the largest wind farm in the Western Cape, lies 115 km north east of Cape Town. Its 46 three-MW turbines joined the grid in September 2015, the first wind farm in the country to use concrete towers instead of the usual steel ...

Wine Estates

Greater Simonsberg Wine Estates

Greater Simonsberg is a wine region within Stellenbosch, which remains one of the world’s top wine producing destinations. Being situated within the idyllic beauty of the Western Cape and its Winelands, Greater Simonsberg is ultimately beautiful, and the ...

Landmarks / Mandela Route / Miscellaneous

Groot Drakenstein Prison

The Groot Drakenstein correctional facility (the former Victor Verster maximum security prison near Simondium, between Franschhoek and Paarl) is a working prison that was renamed in 2000. It is on the map chiefly because this was the last place in which ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Helshoogte Pass

Helshoogte Pass, one of the most loved and travelled roads in the Western Cape, links Stellenbosch with the Drakenstein Valley, a scenic pass that transports one over the saddle that separates Simonsberg from the Jonkershoekberge and wends its way past ...

Nature Reserves

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

The 42,000 ha Reserve stretches from Elgin in the south to beyond Villiersdorp in the north, and from the Stellenbosch mountains in the west, eastwards to the Groenland mountains. The entrance to the reserve is at Nuweberg, situated high in Viljoen's ...

National Monuments

Huguenot Memorial Museum

The story of the Huguenot Memorial Museum is quite fascinating, and lends the building and its contents a certain charm and intrigue. In the 1700’s, the Saasveld building was the home of Baron Willem Ferdinand van Reede van Oudtshoorn, who built it in ...

Memorials

Huguenot Monument

The Huguenot Monument is dedicated to the cultural influences that French Huguenots have brought to the Cape Colony after their immigration during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Memorial Museum neighbouring the monument elaborates on the history of the ...

Nature Reserves

Jan Marais Nature Reserve

Near the heart of the university town of Stellenbosch, one of the main hotspots of the Cape Winelands, is the Jan Marais Nature Reserve. This beautiful retreat was established in 1919 and covers some ...

Nature Reserves

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

The beautiful Jonkershoek Nature Reserve lies in the Jonkershoek Valley just above Stellenbosch. Surrounded by the magnificent Jonkershoek Mountains, part of the Boland mountain range, this is the place for wonderful hikes within their peaks and ...

Golf Courses

Kuilsrivier Golf Course

The Kuilsrivier Golf Course has a number of gorgeous water hazards, which are advantageous for a number of reasons; namely their beauty and the birdlife that they attract. The good drainage system ensures that the course never needs to be closed for a ...

Nature Reserves

Limietberg Nature Reserve

Lying in the Du Toitskloof Mountains close to Paarl, Limietberg Nature Reserve is a beautiful space in which to spend time, particularly if you are a hiker. There are nine separate hiking trails that wind through fynbos, indigenous forest, rugged and ...

Memorials / Mandela Route / Landmarks

Mandela Memorial Square

The Mandela Memorial Square is right in front of Stellenbosch’s Town Hall and Council Chambers. It is the innovative design of Strijdom van der Merwe; a South African land artist that is best known for his use of sand, rock, water and wood. The square ...

Nature Reserves

Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve lies in part of the UNESCO Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve on the Franschhoek Pass. Described by visitors as 'incredible' and 'beautiful', the reserve is extremely popular with hikers and day visitors who head to the reserve ...

Mountain Passes

Nuwekloof Pass

The Nuwekloof Pass connects the town of Tulbagh with Riebeek-Kasteel and Wellington. Historically it has been called the Oudekloof, Tulbaghkloof and Nieuwekloof Pass (a version it should possibly re-adopt to prevent confusion with the other Nuwekloof, a ...

Golf Courses

Paarl Golf Club

The course is laid out over an indulgent 140 hectares and the 27 holes have been grouped into the Berg River, Paarl and Boschenmeer “Nines.” The views, hazard and tree-lined lush green fairways have secured Boschenmeer amongst the must-play courses in ...

Nature Reserves

Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

The reserve is easy to get to and its network of paths make a walk up the mountain very much a part of the average Paarl resident's everyday life. The circular Klipkers nature trail takes roughly two hours to complete, comes with a guidebook to help you ...

Landmarks / Natural Wonders

Paarl Rock

Paarl Rock is the bulbous granite outcrop that is part of the larger Paarl Mountain, standing out from miles away for its smooth, flawless appearance, from where it gets its name. The views from here are nothing short of breath-taking, providing perfect ...

Wine Routes

Paarl Vintners Wine Route

Paarl Vintners has earned its place as the world’s first ‘red route’ because of its focus on wines such as Roodeberg, Cabernet Sauvignon, port and Shiraz. The Paarl district includes the wards of Franschhoek and Wellington as well as the newer wards of ...

Cape Winelands as a destination

In the neighbourhood

Du Toitskloof, Franschhoek, Gouda, Groot Drakenstein, Klapmuts, Paarl, Pniel, Simondium, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh, Wellington

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